Pay-to-Play, money laundering foundPosted: 01/30/2011
In the Matter of Yes on Proposition B, FPPC No. 10/932. Staff: Chief of Enforcement Gary Winuk and Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. In this matter, Respondent Yes on Proposition B was formed in 2010 as a primarily formed ballot measure committee supporting Proposition B, which was placed on the November 2010 ballot in the City of San Francisco. Respondent failed to provide written disclosure for a period of at least five seconds identifying persons whose contributions were $50,000 or more on a television advertisement, in violation of Government Code Section 84503 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.
1. 8. In the Matter of Serco Management Services, Inc., FPPC No. 08/074. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Galena West and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Respondent Serco Management Services, Inc. is a service company providing infrastructure support services to state and local governments, including multi-million dollar contracts with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to provide parking services. Respondent Serco Management Services, Inc. was the true source of five campaign contributions totaling $1,100, made to candidates for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors between June and October 2006. The contributions were made in the names of Respondent?s employees, in violation of Government Code Section 84301 (5 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $15,000.Order Exhibit
contributions went to Daly, Dufty and Doug Chan in 2006
7. In the Matter of Coalition of Jim Gonzalez FPPC No. 10/503. Staff: Commission Counsel Zachary W. Norton and Senior Special Investigator Sandra Buckner. Respondent Jim Gonzalez, who qualified as a major donor committee in the first half of 2008, failed to timely disclose eleven contributions, totaling $76,303.65, to Yes on Proposition 7 – Californians for Solar and Clean Energy, a Coalition of Climate Scientists, Consumer, Environmental and Community Leaders in 2008, and a $2,000 contribution in 2009, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,926. Order & Exhibit
In the Matter of Assemblymember Fiona Ma, FPPC No. 09/849. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Mark Weber. Assemblymember Fiona Ma failed to disclose on her 2008 annual Statement of Economic Interests a gift from Bank of America in the amount of $110.95 for the Women’s Legislative Caucus dinner, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.
In the Matter of Gerardo Sandoval, FPPC No. 09/824. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Gerardo Sandoval, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, failed to disclose his community property share in his wife’s source of income on his 2005 annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Section 87207 of the Government Code (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200. Order & Exhibit